BlackBerry is heavily rumored to be working on the slider smartphone called "Venice." Recently, the handset was spotted at the Toronto Film Festival running on Android operating system.
BerryFlow blog has released a leaked photo of the BlackBerry Venice Android slider smartphone running a stock edition of the Android Messenger. According to BlackBerryOS, the device can be seen in a protective case. The BlackBerry logo can be seen placed at the top bezel of the device.
Since Blackberry is headquartered in Canada, several BlackBerry Venice slider smartphones have been spotted at the Toronto Film Festival event. In the recent past, several renders of the homescreen of the handset had surfaced showcasing different Android apps like dialer, contact, Chrome browser, calendar, Google Play Store and more.
The BlackBerry Venice will be featuring a microSD slot and a SIM card slot on its top side. On the right side, the handset features the home button and volume controllers. One of the most unique features of the Venice smartphone is that it comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard. It is concealed behind the display and can be accessed by pulling it downwards, GSM Arena reported.
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As far as the specs of the device are concerned, it is expected to feature a Quad HD resolution display of 5.4 inches. It will be powered by Snapdragon 808 chip that houses a hexa-core CPU that clocks at 1.8 GHz along with 3 GB of RAM.
On its rear, there is an 18-megapixel camera that is enabled with features like dual LED flash and OIS. The front houses a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The handset will be available through AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint in the U.S. from November. However, the exact release date of the handset is not known yet, NDTV reported.